A picture published by the media office of the Iraqi military’s joint operations forces on their official Facebook page shows a destroyed vehicle on fire following a US strike on January 3, 2020 on Baghdad international airport road in which top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed along with eight others, including the deputy head of Iraq’s powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force. – Early Friday, a volley of US missiles hit Baghdad’s international airport, striking a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary force with close ties to Iran. Soleimani was killed in the US strike on the Iraqi capital’s airport, according to Hashed, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran. (Photo by – / IRAQI MILITARY / AFP) /

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Major international airlines have begun diverting flights from Iranian airspace after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house US forces.

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